David Beckham left out of Team GB football squad

Last updated at 11:07
David Beckham waving to crowdsAP

Football hero David Beckham says he has failed to make it into the British Olympic football squad.

The former England captain wasn't on the final 18-man list.

The Olympics football team is made up of mainly younger players, although three players over 23 are allowed to compete.

But David isn't one of them. In a statement, he said: "I would have been honoured to have been part of this unique Team GB squad."

He added: "Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me."


Beckham said: "Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold."

It's not yet been officially announced who is on the final list.